Sunday, September 11, 2011

Decision Making

Do I do this or that with my time? I am driven in many directions and wish there were three of me to get things done more efficiently! I recently met an amazing man who shared some of his techno savy with me. I am no computer whiz, at least not like Rhys. Here is his blog: He writes poetry and other things.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 8 of Cleanse and More

Whew. I am nearing the finish line. This cleanse is not for the faint of heart. Good thing I have viking genes. I am glad to cleanse my body of unwanted mucus, and the inflammation that goes along with that. I am also cleansing my digestive tract from the inside out - no colon hydrotherapy, just the salt water drink in the AM that is part of the Master cleanse. I only do 2 1/2 cups of warm salt water because the recommended 4 cups is too much for my system. As I cleanse, I am also aware that I need to cleanse spiritually, as well. Here is one example of how I take that awareness of my thoughts and feelings so I can "clean house". Ok, so I get this email and in the message line, it reads, "Are you a push over?"...I think to myself, "Am I? Perhaps." I wonder what my body cells believe and I stood up right then and sway tested and got: guess what, a "YES" response! I will take a few minutes to work on changing that using the processes learned in ThetaHealing. Come take my class July 29-31 and learn how you can help yourself and others! Get more info at click on Sessions / Trainings Hope to see you in my classes!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse

I have been following Stanley Burrows Master Cleanse for six days now. It is not easy, but it not terribly difficult either. At least I have no dishes to wash from cooking. I just mix up the lemons, water, cayenne and maple syrup. When hungry, I drink my "lemonade". I know I have already lost some excess wieght around my middle. My goal is 10 to 12 days. I am watching the coating on my tongue that appeared as I did the cleanse. When it is gone, you are finished, Stanley Burrows reports. I will be glad when that day comes. I will then have to gradually introduce food, because, besides the warm salt water in the morning, I am only consuming water, herbal tea and my lemonade. I confess I had watermelon twice during the first three days. I figure it is a cleansing fruit.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day 2011! Teaching Sincerity to our children allows them to learn the value of Freedom of Speech

Teaching sincerity to children can be a task. One wonders what they actually pick up on. Yesterday, I had an ah-ha moment while I watched a young mother put a dried up felt tip pen to her mouth to see if that would moisten it enough to make it work. She then handed the pen back to her 18 month old daughter, who mimicked her mother's behavior! Her mother immeadiately said, "Oh, honey, you don't want to put that in your mouth."
A common saying that reflects this type of behavior is,
"Monkey see, monkey do."
Wikipedia tells us:
"The saying refers to the learning of a process without an understanding of why it works. Another definition implies the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge of the consequences."
Children are always watching and learning from the examples set before them. We need to be diligent and aware of the role we play as teachers. Everyone of us has an influence of good or bad, whether we are grandparents, neighbors, parents, or older siblings. Children look up to and trust their care givers to guide them. They have no other example to look to except those they are with. We are either teaching integrity and sincerity or hypocrisy and dishonesty. Of course, there are many things that adults can do that children cannot or should not do. These are times when it is acceptable and imperative to say no, you cannot do that.

My sister, a social worker, once told me that you should not make a child say "I am sorry" if they do not really feel it. If the child is still angry and feeling resentment, forcing him to say "I am sorry" when he is feeling resentment, teaches insincerity. The child learns that it is ok to feel one way and show another face to the world. He may stuff his resentment, question how he feels. He may even decide, "I must be a bad boy because I don't feel sorry." Instead of immeadiately telling him what to say and do, honor his feelings by taking him aside and asking, "Are you mad at Sally?" and "Why are you mad?" Then, after listening to his response and validating his feelings (because under anger is usually another feeling, like fear or hurt) You may ask "Are you sad that you hurt Sally?" "What do you want to say to her?" Let children come around. Even as adults, we need time to process our own feelings. When we feel hurt or threatened, we often respond defensively, sometimes saying or doing things we later regret. Then, after calming down and thinking it through, we often apologize to the person we hurt. Children need their feelings validated so they can learn how to handle them as they mature. Of course, we don't teach them to always say exactly what they are feeling or thinking. Children are brutally honest and most adults understand this and are not bothered by it. An example is my granddaughter asking why my friend wears a patch over her eye. I allowed her to ask the woman and the woman did not mind explaining it to her. It satisfied my grandduaghter's curiousity and mine too, frankly. As we grow and learn about communication skills, we learn that there is fine line between being tactful and insincere. One needs to learn that sometimes it is wise to not speak at all. At that same time, we honor how we feel and temper our emotions to respond appropriately so as not to offend. I had to learn this lesson the hard way. I remember an incident where I said something that I had not intended as an insult, but it was taken that way. I also discovered that I had inherited certain attitudes, but that is for another blog, another day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Raw! Raw!

The concept of eating raw and living foods is not new to me. I learned from my mother in the 60's and 70's how to sprout seeds and grains. I liked sprouted lentils then. Today I made a wonderful salad by finely grating 4 carrots and 1/4 cup chopped dates in my processor. I switched the blade to the bigger holes on the disc and grated fresh frozen pineapple chunks next. I soaked a few Tablespoons each of sunflower seeds and cashews. I mixed up a dressing of: 1/2 mayo, 2 T Vinegar and Oil Dressing, 1/2 Tsp paprika,and pinch of nutmeg. I dumped the carrot mixture into the bowl with the dressing, added 1/4 cup of raisins and the nuts. Served it up on some fresh Romaine Leaves from the garden. I put the sprouted seed mix as an option on the side.
Kevin like his without the sprouts. I had some with and some without sprouts.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Got one at a store that was tasteless. Then got one at A Health Food Store - organic and it was delicious! Sweet seedless. Who could ask for more? I could and I will - have some more....:)

Monday, June 13, 2011


Our poppys are in bloom

May we each blossom in turn when it is our time to show our true colors and give beauty and sustenance to the earth and it's inhabitants.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sprouting For Life

I believe in eating live foods, such as sprouts. I have been an avid sprouter since High School, when my mother began studying nutrition.
Here is a photo of the seed mix I use. You can also use alfalfa seed (abt 3-4 tablespoons yeilds a quart jar full!)
I found this mix in the bulk section of local health food store. It stores well and it takes only about 2-3 days to sprout! It is a combination of adzuki, soy, mung beans, lentils and wheat.
Second Photo is of jar of sprouted seeds at 2 1/2 days after first soak.

I think this would be great for campers, hikers, bikers, mountain climbers. Just put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of seed mix (to yield half or full jar) in a clear plastic jar with a lid. You will need plastic netting and rubber band. (I use a lightweight plastic mayo jar and plastic net from fruit bag)

It is simple to sprout a half jar of goodies: just cover spout seed mix with water and allow it to soak 8 hrs with lid on in a dark place - like in a pack. Then remove lid, put on the netting, and secure with a strong rubber band. Drain off soak water (opt: can drink or add to a drink - loaded with nutrients). Rinse the sprouts with a few tablespoons of water 3x a day until the sprouts are growing; usually third day they are ready for munching, adding to a sandwich, an omelete, or the Ready Project scramble! This adds a whole new component to dried carry in foods, one that is LIVE and fun! Kids love to see things grow, it is like a garden in a jar! You can hang the jar on your backpack so it drains and gets sunshine!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Family History as a Hobby

Did you know that Family History Research is one of the most popular hobbies? Many people use the internet to search for ancestors and documents. One popular site is I have been mostly adding information to the computer that was handwritten or typed by my mother. I find it fascinating and fulfilling.

Friday, May 6, 2011

High Cost of Smoking

Read this today on MSN Money: Keeping unhealthy habits
Smoking costs a lot more than just what you pay for a pack of cigarettes. It significantly increases the cost of health and life insurance. And you'll pay more for auto and homeowners insurance. Figure in various other expenses, and the true cost of smoking adds up dramatically over a lifetime -- $86,000 for a 24-year-old woman over a lifetime and $183,000 for a 24-year-old man over a lifetime, according to the book "The Price of Smoking."

Another habit to quit: indoor tanning. There is now a 10% tax on such services. And as with cigarettes, the true cost of tanning -- which the World Health Organization lists among the worst cancer-causing practices -- is higher than just the price you pay each time you go to the salon.

Monday, April 25, 2011


If you are in the area of Salt Lake City come to a Free Presentation on ThetaHealing! Saturday April 30th 2-4 PM at 2330 S Main #18. You will want to be there. You will receive a certificate for either $80 towards a session or towards the training! Just mention my blog. See you there!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Karen, my sister, and I will teach Basic DNA (ThetaHealingTM) starting Saturday February 26th from 9-5 Get on Board! No time to waste!
I used to ride the train a lot as a child (my step-father was an engineer) and I well remember the three warnings of "All Aboard". There were also three warnings or notices that the kitchen would close. "Last Call for Supper" the porter would call as he walked through the car. I loved it when our train had a car with an upper viewing chamber. They called it a dome car. I could get away and visit with other people my age. Once, as a teen, I chatted with a handsome young man I swore was James Taylor! Maybe, maybe not. But it was fun!
So, again, "All Aboard" for the ThetaHealing to take place February 26th!
Link to my website for more info: